Dozens of U.S. Army paratroopers have been hurt during a massive airborne drop in Germany.
Sixteen of the 47 injured men are still in hospital, two of them in intensive care after the jump involving 1,000 soldiers went terribly wrong. They suffered head, spine and pelvic injuries.
The American army said the drop was part of a scheme to switch the military focus back to fighting conventional forces as operations in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down.
It is unclear what precisley happened to cause the numerous injuries.
But the military said that they would not be staging an inquiry into what happened because the injury rate was “acceptable”.
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